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Peers 2023

The Khoj Peers residency program provides emerging artists and creative practitioners a platform for dialogue, experimentation, and exchange. This helps in building a forum and creating a network of young interdisciplinary artists from various art, architecture, new media, performance, performing arts and design disciplines.

About this edition

Peers is a four week residency programme at Khoj International Artists’ Association that provides emerging artists from India with an opportunity for exchange and dialogue. It aims to provide young artists a forum for experimentation and interaction with the larger creative community as well as attempts to create a network of diverse artists across mediums and disciplines.

At its core, the Peers program acts as a stepping-stone for young artists, aiding them through a transitional moment in their lives. The program offers them the resources necessary to push the experimental limits of their work, and also provides a supportive learning environment and an introduction into the larger network of the arts.

In 2023, the Peers cohort visited the studios of Raqs Media Collective and Amar Kanwar and had a zoom session with artists Pors and Rao. They also participated in a day-long book binding workshop facilitated by Anshika Varma, founder of Offset Projects as well as an interactive session with researcher and sound artist Suvani Suri. Simultaneously, Khoj also organised a Khirkee Walk with Mahavir Singh Bisht for the residents to situate themselves better within the community. The cohort also attended the Reproduce Listening Room event at Khoj.

Special thanks to the jury Manisha Parekh, Premjish Achari, Radha Mahendru, and Tarana Sawhney for reviewing the long list of applications provided by the Khoj curatorial team, and selecting the Peers 2023 cohort.

Peers 2023 has been supported by Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation


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Applications are now open for

– 5 Artists-in-residence
– 1 Critic-in-residence

Submit your applications here

For any queries regarding this opportunity, please email us at with the subject line ‘Peers 2023’


The call is applicable for Indian nationals only

Final year MFA students (including those who passed out 2 years ago)

Self-taught artists with a minimum of 2 years of experience in the field

Application Requirements for Artists-in-Residence

Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Up to 10 images of previous works not exceeding 5 MB (each) to 25 MB (for videos). Each work must have a short concept note or explanatory text accompanying it (.pdf format) OR A pdf of images (25MB limit) along with the concept note and/or explanatory text.

Provide 2 References (Name, Relationship to the Applicant, Email, Phone Number)

Application Requirements for Critic-in-Residence 

Resume or Curriculum Vitae

A one-page Statement of Purpose with upto 1500 words describing your reasons for applying to the program and elaborating on the influences on your work, its current direction, and your research interests.

1 recent piece of writing (Published or Unpublished; Upto 2500 words)

Provide 2 References (Name, Relationship to the Applicant, Email, Phone Number)

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